might of the Roman Empire was unparalleled. The scope of the
Empire was massive. And yet, Rome began as a small city in
the middle of a war zone. These links trace the development
of ancient Rome, from the Republic to the Empire to the
Introduction to Ancient Rome The huge,
important Roman civilization comes to life in words and
pictures! Read how the smallest of settlements grew into the
largest of civilizations, one of the largest the world has
ever known. Politics, wars, religion, trade, economics--it's
Rome was more than just Julius Caesar, the Colosseum, and
gladiators. Find out more about the people, places, and
things of ancient Rome in this HUGE glossary.
The Roman world comes alive through these colorful, helpful
maps spanning the early days of the Republic up through the
end of the Empire.
Roman history is long and involved. This timeline can help
you put things in perspective.
Twelve Tables The Twelve Tables
were a set of early Roman laws that formed the basis of all
later Roman law. Find out what was carved on these famous
laws of stone.
Hannibal: Ancient Rome's Greatest Enemy The name Hannibal struck fear into the hearts of a great many Romans for generations, both during his distinguished military career and after his death. Find out more about the famous Carthaginian general. This illustrated article focuses on the battles that Hannibal fought, including in-depth discussions of his most famous victories (and his final defeat).